Note to Self: François Clemmons reflects on “Mister Rogers”



For more than three decades, Fred Rogers entertained and educated children with his popular TV program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” His legacy is documented in the new film, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” One of those neighbors was Officer Clemmons, played by François Clemmons, who broke ground by becoming one of the first African-Americans with a recurring role on a children’s TV series. In our series, Note to Self, Clemmons writes to his younger self about the transformational experience.

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